“According to numbers released by the studio on Sunday, “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” made an estimated $71 million in its debut weekend. Unlike Michael Bay’s “Ambulance,” Paramount’s PG-rated sequel handily outperformed the weekend’s other big new release.
“Sonic The Hedgehog 2” Earns An Impressive US$71 Million According To Studio Estimates Sunday
Sonic 2’s opening weekend was even better than the first film’s. James Marsden, Jim Carrey, and Ben Schwartz, the blue video game character’s voice actors, returned to reprise their parts. It was released on Presidents’ Day weekend in 2020, and it made $58 million in its first three days of release.
According to Paramount’s president of domestic distribution, Chris Aronson, “the general tendency domestically is that sequels slip a little bit.” However, we defied the general trend.
It is unusual to open 22% higher than the first one, and Aronson called it “extraordinary.”
Sonic 2 gained positive and extraordinary feedback from its audience and critics. A grade was awarded to the CG/live-action combination by CinemaScore.
According to Aronson, Sonic enthusiasts and the broader public were well-served by the filmmakers. This new film is often regarded as an improvement over the previous one.
The “Sonic” franchise and PG-rated family pictures have a lot riding on it this weekend. In the wake of the COVID pandemic, Comscore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian questioned if families would return to the cinemas with seemingly infinite possibilities at home. According to exit polls, nearly 60 percent of the “Sonic 2” audience was in attendance with their loved ones.
He claims that movies are the best form of entertainment. As of 2022, Paramount has had many success stories, including Scream, Jackass Forever, and The Lost City.
Much of the credit for this success goes to our marketing and distribution departments, “Aronson stated.” We need to pick our dates carefully and know who we’ll be performing for at each stop along the way.
Their future record may be their most successful ever. “Top Gun: Maverick” will premiere on May 27.
In the meantime, the premiere of “Ambulance” had a rocky start. With an estimated $8.7 million in its first weekend, it came in third behind Sony’s Morbius (which plunged 74% in weekend two) and The Lost City.
This thriller features an all-star cast led by Jake Gyllenhaal, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, and Eiza Gonzalez. The movie was directed by Michael Bay and premiered at the Venice Film Festival, and Universal Pictures released it.
Despite the triumph of “Sonic 2,” it wasn’t the weekend’s lone hit. “Everything Everywhere All At Once,” a critical darling from A24, expanded throughout the country in its third weekend of release and brought in $6.1 million from only 1,250 screens.
In The United States And Canada, Comscore Estimates Ticket sales For Friday Through Sunday
|Sonic The Hedgehog 2||$71 million|
|The Lost City||$9.2 million|
|The Batman||$6.5 million|
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